Mind Games (Mind Games #1)

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Mind Games (Mind Games, #1)

 

“Fia was born with flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future.

Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways…or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey.

In a stunning departure from her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy, Kiersten White delivers a slick, edgy, heartstoppingly intense psychological thriller about two sisters determined to protect each other—no matter the cost.”

– Taken from Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12578294-mind-games)

This book has an unusual structure. It is told in two different POVs, which is not that unusual. What is unusual is that it jumps back and forth in time, giving us snippets from different moments that allow us to slowly build the full story. It could have turned into a mess, but the author pulled it off really well.

Annie, at some points, came across as too naive. Granted, she has been sheltered her entire life. However, her blindness should make her more observant of people through her other senses, and the fact that Fia avoids her touch should make all alarms go off. Fia’s POV was, for me, the most heartbreaking of the two. She is a girl forced to grow up before her time, and it shows.

One of the aspects that pleased me the most in this book was the fact that there are no information dumps. We get to know the two girls’ mindset, their backgrounds and their current situation as the story moves along. The writing style was also very pleasant, while not gripping.

t that this book has a much stronger ‘political’ side, in the sense that the two girls slowly learn who they can trust (not a lot of people, as it turns out).There is action, but I did not think it was as gripping as it could be.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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